I think you misunderstood my point there. ;)
I was speaking to your comment that it was incorrectly labeled a LGBTQ issue
because of adoption. I did not mean to suggest no one is against surrogacy or
that they are not promoting adoption as an alternative. I was indicating that
to my knowledge
On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 2:56 AM, Gregory Varnum
> As far as it being an alternative, that is usually true, but it is also
> true for non-LGBTQ families and I am not aware of viable political
> movements successfully suggesting non-LGBTQ families should not worry about
> surrogacy laws as
Taking off my “staff hat” and not weighing in on WMIL taking this stance, but
did want to correct one claim and offer some context on this issue overall. :)
Having worked on LGBTQ issues most of my professional career, and being a gay
man planning on having a child one day, I feel confident I
"a legal change on that would have given the LGBT community the right to
If I read correctly, this is simply not true. It denied the right to use
gestational surrogacy. They can adopt though.
Note that gestational surrogacy is not a simple issue and it is highly
I agree that there is a lot we can, and should, do for people who are not
online... I'm really excited about this partnership with Kiwix because they
are the base of a lot of different initiatives in the offline space.
Are you aware of WikiFundi? It is a project, built on Kiwix,
Offline is important but when doing these things we should same time remember
our vision statement’s part saying “*every single human being* can freely
*share* in the sum of all knowledge”.
We should never consider the people in the “offline world” being only readers,
Thanks for sharing this news, Rob. This is certainly a good news.
On Jul 17, 2018 8:14 PM, "Robert Fernandez" wrote:
Wikimedia District of Columbia is proud to be the recipient of $50,000 in
support from the Knight Prototype Fund, an initiative of the John S. and
This press release is also available on the Wikimedia blog here:
Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia
*The Wikimedia Foundation and
I have started to collect some information..
PS Tanya Welcome !!
On 19 July 2018 at 17:33, Christophe Henner wrote:
> And because I can't step down properly, a part of the email was missing,
> here is the complete
I have no problem adding information to Wikidata. At the moment they are
districts of Ghana and I am adding new items, adding missing information
like what it is an instance of. I will eventually add the information to
several African Wikipedias, the information will be available as Listeria
For anyone not familiar, the Timeless skin has been available as an
option on Wikimedia wikis since november or so, and development of the
skin is now being funded by a Project Grant. If you're interested in
receiving updates about this, I've created a newsletter which should be
Dear Kaarel & Nicole,
It saddens me that in the selection of candidates our digital projects are
not directly represented.
Where is the representation of volunteers from our digital communities like
Commons, Wikidata, Wikisource, Wiktionary...? It is not the same to have
members that work in
Agree amazing news. Offline is key for much of the world.
We are developing and distributing "Internet-in-a-Boxes" to help compensate
somewhat for the pull back from zero rating.
On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 4:27 AM Lucas Teles wrote:
On Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:57:12 +0300
Itzik - Wikimedia Israel wrote:
> A few days ago, the Israeli parliament, with the support of Israeli Prime
> Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, blocked a legal change on that would have
> given the LGBT community the right to become parents. The
Congratulations to the Wikimedia Israel board for taking positive
action for equality.
Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT+
On Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at 08:57, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel
Thanks to everyone who applied to participate in a Working Group and
for your interest and engagement in the process! We received a lot of
exceptional applications and we are excited to announce the first
round of selected members for our nine Working Groups. You can find
A few days ago, the Israeli parliament, with the support of Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, blocked a legal change on that would have
given the LGBT community the right to become parents. The new law denies
state-supported surrogacy to LGBT couples and single men.
Congratulations from Bangladesh.
On Fri, 20 Jul, 2018 at 4:52 AM, Lucas Teles wrote:
> Congrats from Brazil.
> Hope for a community of editors and contributors as diverse as the Board
> already is.
> Em qui, 19 de jul de 2018 às 12:34, Christophe Henner <
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